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Government Contracts Team Successfully Defeats Two Bid Protests for Solers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 27, 2019 – A Government Contracts & Projects team from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP defeated two separate bid protests on behalf of firm client Solers Inc. on a $150,000,000 U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract. Shareholder Mike Gardner as well as Of Counsel Shomari B. Wade and Associate Brett A. Castellat represented Solers.

The Greenberg Traurig team initially represented Solers in a successful 2018 bid protest before Government Accountability Office (GAO), which resulted in corrective action by DISA which also resulted in making Solers an awardee. On appeal before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, two offerors protested DISA’s decision to not award the contract as part of the corrective action. As Defendant-Intervenors, the Greenberg Traurig team successfully defended both the initial DISA evaluation and its corrective action pursuant to the GAO decision. The Court of Federal Claims conducted two separate hearings on the matter to address both protests. In its decision, the Court granted the Defendant-Intervenor’s Motions for Judgment on the Administrative Record in both protests.

Gardner focuses his work on companies who provide national security and infrastructure services to federal and foreign customers. He has experience working with contract negotiations, bid protests, claims, and dispute resolution at GAO, the Court of Federal Claims and the Boards of Contract, and has provided compliance support related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, ITAR, the Defense Security Service, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Wade focuses his practice on government contracts and maintains an active litigation practice which includes bid protests and claims before the GAO, Court of Federal Claims, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, as well as various federal and state courts. He works in small business programs such as SBA 8(a), HUBZone, and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

Castellat represents government contractors on requests for equitable adjustments and in bid protests. He drafts protests before the GAO and the SBA in disputes involving construction and defense contractors. He has also assisted in representation involving regulatory compliance under various regulatory frameworks, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the General Data Protection Regulations.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Government Contracts & Projects Practice helps companies navigate the highly regulated acquisition and compliance processes of federal, state, local, and foreign governments and their agencies. The firm’s attorneys and governmental affairs professionals assist both experienced contractors and newcomers with a broad array of issues arising from, for example, sales of commercial off-the-shelf and customized products, services, and managed solutions to governments at all levels. The practice also focuses on meeting the transactional and U.S. regulatory needs of clients in the commercial, defense, aerospace, information technology, telecommunications, medical and health care, and other high-tech sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.